Late-night wrangling between UN members in Lima secured agreement between developing and rich nations on a framework  to cut pollution. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After a marathon round of negotiations in Lima, sleepless delegates from all over the world have produced a road map that should lead to a historic in(...)

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White said the Government would finally publish its Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development Bill this month.

Ireland and Austria are now the only developed countries yet to pledge money for the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund, after both Australia and Belg(...)

Joe Higgins (right) said he expected tens of thousands of people to participate in the march, which he believed could have a “material impact” on  water charges, the austerity agenda and the durability of the Government 0:55

The Government is again insisting the real test of its revised water charges package remains the amount of people who sign up with Irish Water rather (...)

The belated publication by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White of a framework for the regulation of media mergers and(...)

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon with Peru’s minister of environment Manuel Pulgar Vidal arriving for the opening of the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima on Tuesday. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

The Lima climate conference “must deliver” a coherent draft text that will provide a “solid foundation” for negotiations leading to an international (...)

The NUJ has said Minister for Communications Alex White’s final guidelines on media ownership will be ‘too late to alter media landscape in Ireland’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The National Union of Journalists has said final guidelines on media ownership to be drawn up by the Government will be “too late to alter the media (...)

The initial clash between Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton took place against the backdrop of the battle in the boardroom of INM, which saw Denis O’Brien triumph over the O’Reilly family. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the new guidelines on media mergers do not mention any person or individual companies by name, the shadow of Denis O’Brien looms large.The new m(...)

The National Union of Journalists and others have raised concerns about the levels of media ownership of billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New Government guidelines on media mergers say it is “undesirable” for one person or business to hold excessive influence and introduce a “public v(...)

Part of the “Black Vultures” art installation by artist Cristina Planas at Villa Wetlands, a protected natural area south of Lima. The display is  part of the UN Climate Change Conference  taking place in Lima. Photograph: Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo.

Ministers from dozens of countries, including Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, arriving in Lima for the final week of UN climate (...)

Labour Ministers have said a surge in poll ratings for Independents represents an “undecided vote” in a political landscape that will change ahead of the next General Election. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Labour Ministers have said a surge in poll ratings for Independents represents an “undecided vote” in a political landscape they say will change signi(...)